Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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27 events
22 reviews
17 stars
Unless you are in excellent health, just go ahead and pay the $23 for parking in the Kennedy Center. Even the closest alternative at the Watergate is a long-ish walk, uphill, in the cold. If Metro is convenient for you and you are not in a rush, that, with the shuttle bus to the Kennedy Center, is the best option.
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I don't mind paying for convenience so I just paid for parking at The Kennedy Center which was $20. I paid ahead online and saved $3 and had a guaranteed spot.
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Reviews & Ratings

New York City Ballet
20 ratings
4.7 average rating
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52 events
13 reviews
41 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Kennedy Center is a great venue to see ballet or opera. Seats were excellent; in the orchestra. Whole family able to go and enjoy this cultural experience

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17 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

Ballet excellent & good orchestra aisle seats.

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Maria Red Velvet
6 events
4 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Loved this performance. The dancing was terrific but what i really enjoyed was the program. the modern and then the waltzes! I loved it. I took my three nieces and they also loved it. their ages ranged from 7 to 15 years of age. we were...

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Quotes & Highlights

“NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets."  —The Washington Post 


Running time is approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes. 

On the Program:

Carousel (A Dance) (Wheeldon/Rodgers)  18 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)

Glass Pieces (Robbins/Glass)  (26 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)

Vienna Waltzes (Balanchine/J. Strauss Jr., Lehar, and R. Strauss)  (49 min.)

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.